1951 Bowman Football Complete Set (144)

Sold For: $2,666

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1283

Item Year: 1951

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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70% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (with a few Nr/Mt-Mt), 30% Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a couple lesser). An extremely attractive medium- to high-grade complete set of this classic early 1950s Bowman football issue, highlighted by a particularly strong and very high-grade example of key Hall of Famer Otto Graham (SGC NM 84). This set has been consigned by the family of an old-time collector. We have selected four cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Humble RC (Ex), 2 Graham (SGC NM 84), 4 Van Brocklin RC (SGC EX 60), 10 Van Buren (Ex-Mt), 12 Bednarik (Nr/Mt), 13 Turner (Vg-Ex/Ex), 15 Lujack (Vg), 20 Landry RC (SGC EX 60), 21 Weinmeister RC (Vg), 25 Walker (Ex), 32 Tittle (SGC EX 60), 34 Baugh (Vg-Ex/Ex), 40 Waterfield (Vg), 42 G. Davis (Fr), 46 Pihos (Nr/Mt-Mt), 56 Conerly (Nr/Mt), 62 Creekmur RC (Vg-Ex), 73 Lavelli (Vg), 75 Groza (Ex), 76 Hirsch (Nr/Mt), 91 Tunnell RC (Ex), 96 Stautner RC (Ex), 102 Layne (Vg), 105 Perry (Ex), 109 Motley (Ex-Mt), 130 Finks (Ex), 137 Trippi (Vg), 140 Nomellini (Ex/Ex-Mt), and 144 Dudley (Ex). Exceptionally attractive mid- to high-grade complete set from the early 1950s, loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Total: 144 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,666

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